Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies

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Position Summary:

Dominican University of California is seeking an Assistant Professor for its developing Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program. The Assistant Professor will be a member of The Dominican University of California faculty and more specifically, the College of Health and Natural Sciences, Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies Program. The Assistant Professor’s primary responsibilities include teaching and evaluating students, serving as a student advisor, clinical year responsibilities, assisting in curriculum development, and serving as a member of the committee’s essentials to the functioning of the Program. In conjunction with the Program Director and MSPAS Faculty, the Assistant Professor will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum that conforms to the Program’s mission, goals, and objectives. Salary and rank (assistant professor), and whether status is term or tenure track, are commensurate with applicants qualifications and experience.


  1. Assist in the creation, development and implementation of terminal goals and learning objectives for each course of study, to include the didactic and clinical phases.
  2. Serve as course coordinator for assigned courses which includes developing, organizing, delivery (teaching) and evaluation of course content and objectives and the guidance and management of adjunct faculty or lecturers involved in those courses.
  3. Develop and deliver lecture and laboratory material content that meet course objectives.
  4. Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the student’s knowledge of course content as outlined in the course objectives.
  5. Serve as a member of Program committees to evaluate and develop curriculum.
  6. Participate in the development and achievement of the philosophy, goals and competency-based instructional objectives of the Program.
  7. Assist in identifying core knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite to development of the competencies required for successful completion of board examinations and safe practice at the time of entry to the profession.
  8. Participation and attendance in Program related activities and functions such as graduation and white coat ceremonies.
  9. Participate in the development and implementation of all aspects of the didactic and clinical curriculum.
  10. Assist in clinical year coordinating activities as directed by the Program.
  11. Perform site visits and evaluations of students on clinical rotations.
  12. Participate in scholarly and research activities to professional groups and journals.
  13. Participation in the identification and recruitment of suitable faculty and staff to be involved in the administrative operations of the Program.
  14. Participation in faculty development activities and faculty development retreats and seminars.

Periodic tasks include:

  1. Participate in faculty directed activities to integrate the Program within the University. Attend faculty senate meetings. Participate in other University committees as directed and needed. Participate in the ongoing Self Study activities. Participate in the identification and recruitment of qualified applicants and their enrollment as students in the Program in collaboration with the Admissions Office and Program faculty. Assist with the development of short and long range strategic plans. Participate in the identification and recruitment of suitable faculty and staff. Assist with design specifications and improvements to Program resources, supplies, space and equipment. Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations to ensure Program excellence and appropriateness of curriculum and instruction.

Required Qualifications:


  • Current NCCPA certification
  • Master’s degree and eligibility for licensure in the state of California are required
  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience and 2 years of teaching experience is preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team with other Program and University faculty and colleagues is essential

Additional Position Information

  • Applications will be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience
  • Position is Term or Tenure Track based on applicants qualifications

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16, with a small-town feeling in a park- like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures

  • Link to apply:
  • A cover letter is required.
  • Compile resume/CV and cover letter in one pdf document and upload in the Resume/CV section
  • Letters of application and resume should be directed to: Ana Maldonado DHSc, MPH, PA-C:  [email protected]
  • For further questions on the application process, please contact [email protected]

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Ana Maldonado, Director of Physician Assistant Program

[email protected]

(415) 482-1879


Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.





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Posted: 2/23/2018
Application Due: 4/24/2018
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